The Gamma Psi Sigma (graduate) and Beta Theta (undergraduate) chapters of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. hosted the state meeting of the fraternity Aug. 18 at the 1890 Extension Complex auditorium of the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.


At the meeting, the Gamma Psi Sigma graduate chapter presented Collin Branch with a $1,000 scholarship. The award is presented for use in attendance at UAPB, according to a news release.


Following the meeting, the fraternity celebrated with a picnic. Some members also donated blood at the site set up for collections.


The fraternity also reported on a recent community service project. The two chapters of Phi Beta Sigma collected more than $1,000 worth of supplies for their adopted school, W.T. Cheney Elementary School in the Pine Bluff School District.


Fraternity members greeted students at the school recently before presenting the supplies in the school’s cafeteria.


“Principal Kim West expressed her appreciation to the fraternity for the gift of much needed and appreciated supplies,” according to the release.


Chapter President Oscar Bullard Jr. praised the membership for its efforts and support.


“Our cause speeds on its way,” Bullard said.